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Sir Chris Chataway, the former world-record runner, acted as pacemaker to help Roger Bannister break the four-minute mile barrier. And he achieved so much more

Mies Julie, Assembly Hall/ The Sewing Machine, Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Mies Julie is the jewel of Assembly’s glittering South African season this year. Produced by Cape Town’s Baxter Theatre, it thrums with menace and passion. The relationship between Julie and John is played out as a savagely erotic dance with death; by the end, the stage is slick with blood and sweat.

Riot police at the Markikana mine yesterday

Mine 'bloodbath' shocks post-apartheid South Africa

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Postcard from...Paris

Our new Interior Minister, Manuel Valls, was named by the French press this week as one of the great successes of the "Normal", or Hollande, era in French politics. He has managed to appear tough on crime and illegal immigration while reversing some of the authoritarian excesses of the Sarkozy years.

A sponge cake in the shape of a heart? Yes, please. For £10, this cream and whole strawberry-filled treat is yours, along with as much tea as two people can drink, at Peyton & Byrne's café at London's Royal Academy, 3pm to 5pm every day. The perfect thing for a super-sweet first date – or a post- Summer Exhibition pick-me-up. Peytonandbyrne.co.uk
Chris Mahlangu, left, has been found guilty of murdering Eugene Terre'blanche, right

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FW de Klerk celebrates the inauguration of Nelson Mandela in 1994

Outrage at De Klerk's defiance on apartheid

South Africa’s last white leader appears to defend policy of segregating racial groups

Roy Hodgson's appointment by the FA seems like a marriage of both love and convenience

James Lawton: New man should not have to call for public support

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Simon Kelner: Why golf needs someone like Blubbing Bubba

We are told that big girls don't cry, but we know that master golfers do. Bubba Watson's uncontrollable sobbing when he holed the putt that won him the US Masters was quite something. First his caddy, and then his mother, offered a strong shoulder for Bubba to blub on, the emotional release of victory after four days of toiling proving too much for him.

Sher (right) says: 'The first time we worked together it got so heated he threw a plate and a glass at me'

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'The first time we worked together it got so heated he threw a plate and a glass at me'

Worcester Pair: As spin bowling coach, Damian D'Oliveira (left) is overseeing Brett's development

And Brett makes three! A new D'Oliveira is making his mark

As a new season starts, Worcester await the third generation of a very famous name

Absolution, By Patrick Flanery

Patrick Flanery's debut novel constructs a mosaic of contemporary South Africa: a country where ugly human crime, past and present, jars against natural beauty, and as powerfully depicted here as in any book by J M Coetzee or Damon Galgut.

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Too many Syrian exiles are complicit in evil

So there I was, in our Shia mosque on Friday 10 days back, when a worshipper, a man, bounded up full of smiles. We had met briefly once before. As I was rushing to the prayer hall he made me promise I would talk to him afterwards. And so I did. And wish I hadn't. Instead of feeling spiritually renewed I experienced ungodly fury and left the beautiful space filled with despondency. We had an argument about Syria and my vocal opposition to Assad's regime. I didn't understand anything, said he, and was being deceived by the lying Western media. He was a businessman in Syria with factories employing many people, Shias in particular, he stressed, as if that would sway me. The rebellion, he claimed, was a plot by outsiders and backed by Sunnis because they want to crush minority Muslim sects, including the Allawi-Assad family.

Sport On TV: Mole in protest movement but other side dug up dirt

So the sporting protest is alive and well – though cuffing yourself to the goalpost because Ryanair won't give your daughter a job is not quite the same as the dismantling of apartheid in South Africa. What next? A mass demonstration against EasyJet's excess baggage policy?

Matthew Macfadyen and Hayley Atwell in Channel 4’s Any Human Heart

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In the Fifties Basil D’Oliveira was deemed “Cape-coloured” by the apartheid regime in South Africa

How Dolly's 158 runs forced cricket to face its crisis of conscience

The all-rounder's form in 1968 made it hard to exclude him from the South Africa tour that never was, writes Stephen Brenkley

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